In the second week of feb 2012 myself and my husband visited the city of palaces,Mysore. We have travelled around 6 hrs to reach the city by bus. It was very excited to travel in the woods of sathyamangalam forests and in the hills particularly that sharp hairpin bends. It was really fearful to see the deep valleys from the hillroad. We have reached the city by 9 pm.The weather was not too hot or cold.It was moderate. After reaching the hotel, we definitely needed a rest.
After returned from the temple, we went to the famous zoo in Mysore. It was a pleasant experience to see the animals moving freely since I never visited a zoo before. There we saw different species of birds especially the white peacock. It was really attractive to see the colourful birds. It was a treat to see wild animals nearby. After that wild treat we returned to the hotel where we stayed and planned to visit the palace in the evening.
Mysore Palace, one of the most beautiful buildings in India was constructed by the Wodeyar Kings. It was a virtual treat to see the paintings, architectural beauty of the palace. I thought that people who had lived in the palace were really fortunate to live in such a wonderful architectural beauty. Photography is not allowed inside the palace. So we took some photographs from outside of the palace. There we can find professional photographers who will give the print in just 5 minutes. But we were unfortunate to have a sight at the palace when it is illuminated. If I have a chance to visit it again, it should not be missed.
In the second day of our trip, we visited Srirangapatna temple and Mallur Aprameya swamy temple. Visit the following link to know more about the temple.
As our trip was only 2 days, we were not able to visit most of the places in Mysore. There are many temples around Mysore. Due to sort of time we were unable to go for a shopping since Mysore is famous for its sandalwood products and the beautiful silk sarees. I know that I had missed many places like Chamundi hills, KRS dam, Lalitha Mahal, Brindavan Garden etc,. But it will be covered in the next trip. Overall Mysore is a worthy place for tourism.
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